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PhD, Duke University, 2004
Graduate Certificate in Latin American Cultural Studies, 2001
BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1994
Desirée A. Martín's interests include Chicanx and Latinx studies, US-Mexico border studies, c 20 & 21 American studies, critical race studies, and media studies.
Her book "Borderlands Saints: Secular Sanctity in Chicano/a and Mexican Culture" was released in December 2013 from Rutgers University Press.
She is currently working on a book-length project on cultural translation and the mistranslation and refusal of identity, tentatively titled "Untranslatable."
"Borderlands Saints: Secular Sanctity in Chicano/a and Mexican Culture." Dec 2013, Rutgers University Press. https://www.rutgersuniversitypress.org/borderlands-saints/9780813562339
Articles, Book Chapters and Other Media:
- "Saints," in The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture. (Frederick Luis Aldama, Ed.). London & NY: Routledge. Forthcoming 2016.
- Voice-over commentary for short film "Mexican Filibusters: An Incident in the Recent Uprising" (1911), Treasures from American Film Archives, Vol. 5. DVD. 2012.
- "Possessing La Santa de Cabora: The Union of Sacred, Human and Transnational Identities" in Crisscrossing Borders in Literature of the American West. (R. Dyck & C. Reutter, Eds.). Palgrave MacMillan. 2009.
- "Multiculturalismo," in Diccionario de Estudios Culturales Latinoamericanos, (Robert McKee Irwin & Mónica Szurmuk, Eds.). México, DF: Siglo XXI/Editorial Instituto Mora. 2009.
- “'Multilingual Aesthetics and the Limits of Chicano/a Identity in Margarita Cota-Cárdenas’ Puppet,” MELUS, 33, Issue 3 (Fall 2008).
- "'Excuse the inconvenience, but this is a revolution': Zapatista Paradox and the Rhetoric of Tourism," South Central Review 21:3 (Fall 2004) Special Issue: Memory and Nation in Contemporary Mexico, 107-128.
Awards and Honors:
- Outstanding Book Award for "Borderlands Saints", LASA Latino/a Studies Section, 2014.
- Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2001-2002)
- Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship (1997)
Education & Interests:
- Ph.D. (Duke); Chicano/a and Latino/a studies; U.S.-Mexico border studies; Transnational American studies; 19th and 20th-c. Mexican cultural production